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Frequently Asked Organizing Questions

I’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions that hopefully answer some of your organizing questions. By no means is this list complete. If you do not find an answer to your question here, click here to contact me so that I can better satisfy your needs.


What is a professional organizer?

The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) define a professional organizer as someone who helps people take control of their surroundings, their time, their paper and their systems for life.

What is NAPO?

The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) is the leading authority dedicated to the field of organizing. It’s mission is to develop, lead and promote professional organizers and the organizing industry. NAPO began in 1985 and has grown to over 4000 members in 32 chapters nationwide. NAPO defines quality standards and provides education for its members to ensure the highest level of excellence and professionalism. For more information visit

How does it work?

1. Call or Contact Us for Your Free Consultation. 2. We’ll discuss your challenges, identify your goals and develop a customized action plan created especially for you to get organized. 3. Schedule an appointment for us to come out and put the plan into action, where we work hands on to clear away clutter and create your organized life. Enjoy a clutter-free lifestyle with less stress and more success!

How long will it take to get organized?

Its important to remember that it most likely took some time, perhaps years to accumulate most of the clutter you’re now experiencing. Don’t despair! It won’t take that long to regain control. A lot depends on the size of the space, the items involved and the present level of disorganization. Most organizing sessions last in length of three (3) to six (6) hours and prove sufficient amount of time to accomplish small projects. Larger projects require additional hours and are usually scheduled in multiple sessions to achieve your desired result.

What about your privacy and confidentiality?

I respect you and your environment. Any and all information acquired through my services is kept in strict confidence. I abide by the National Association of Professional Organizers Code of Ethics.

Do you need to be present during an organizing session?

Developing and executing an effective organizing plan requires us to work together in establishing systems for long lasting results. Your needs are unique and your lifestyle is as individual as you are. Your input is essential in creating a customized solution that works for you.

What can you expect after we’re finished?

You’ll have greater control of your space, your information and your things. You’ll have more time to pursue important goals. You’ll feel less stressed and frustrated. You’ll save money and accomplish more. You’ll have a simpler more successful life. You’ll be more organized!

NAPO members offer specialized skills, and knowledge about the tools and resources essential to improving personal productivity and time management for individuals, families and businesses.

Families are busier than ever before, and being organized can help reduce stress which helps lead to better health and an overall feeling of well-being.

NAPO offers these tips for organizing yourself, your routine, and your family calendar:

• Decide that you deserve it! Understand that you deserve to have more control over your time, your surroundings, and less stress due to feeling overwhelmed. Commit to adding structure and stability to your life.

• Create one calendar for scheduling the activities of everyone in your household and daily/weekly/monthly checklists for each member of your family. Display the lists and calendar in a central location of your home, like the refrigerator or mud room.

• Prioritize your organization wants and needs. What room or space needs immediate attention? Talk to a NAPO member about your organization or productivity needs. He or she can help you get organized, but teach you skills to keep you that way.
• Set realistic goals for organizing. With the help of a NAPO organizer or productivity professional, you can reach your organizing goals in a systematic way that will keep you motivated and empowered to success. You can achieve your organizing and productivity goals by creating a plan and sticking with it over time.

For businesses wishing to implement a more organized and structured system, NAPO offers these tips:

• Create a list of priorities for your business and determine what needs immediate action. A professional organizer or productivity specialist can review your priorities and recommend a plan for getting started, without interrupting your daily business workflow.

• Practice better time management! A NAPO member can help both you and your staff hone time management skills and increase productivity in the workplace.

• Evaluate your space. Does it feel productive and calm? Physically setting up better-functioning spaces can help employees reduce stress and feel motivated. A professional organizer or productivity specialist will help create the ideal balance so your workspace feels energizing, yet relaxing.

Employees report feeling more satisfied as a result of a supportive employer providing the tools to improve productivity and reduce stress.

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Came up with ideas we would never have thought of and worked with us to adapt them to our needs. He kept us on task so that it actually became organized.

Celeste Donnecan

Zion, Illinois

Randy – You are a great observer and listener, which helps you truly get to the issue that needs teaching or refining.

Terry Watt

Lindenhurst, Illinois

Randy has the ability to listen carefully to the expressed needs and help decide a plan to achieve the best end result

Rosemary Levinskat

Northbrook, Illinois

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